Microsoft wants to help you take back control of your online personal information

Microsoft has been making efforts to show that the company is more concerned about the online privacy of its users than other companies. For example, it set “Do Not Track” as the default configuration on Internet Explorer 10 and has taken some heat from that decision from online ad companies. Today, Microsoft announced the results …

Microsoft officially launches Windows Azure Media Services

Microsoft’s Windows Azure division has now officially launched a new service that will allow business customers a way to stream video to a wide variety of hardware and platforms. It’s called Windows Azure Media Services and while its been in development for some time today is the first day it is available for general use. …

Windows 8 upgrade to cost $119 starting February 1st, Pro upgrade will cost $199

Microsoft has stated that starting February 1, 2013, the Windows 8 upgrade edition will be offered for $119.99 USD and Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be offered for $199.99 USD in the U.S. Windows 8 products will be sold at the following prices: The Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be available online and …

Office 2013 now available through Microsoft’s Home Use Program for $9.95

Microsoft Office 2013 has just been added to the Home Use Program, which enables employees of certain companies very cheap access to Office software for home use. With the appropriate business email address and a code from your employer, who must enable HUP through Software Assurance, you can purchase a copy of Office 2013 Professional …

Microsoft adds new support for its “Cloud OS” enterprise services

Microsoft has been moving toward using cloud-based services more and more, for both its consumer and business customers. Today, the company announced new updates for its enterprise users, which it has covered under its “Cloud OS” branding. Today’s press release announced that it has launched System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, which allows IT workers …

Microsoft Surface Pro previews reveal more differences with Surface RT

Microsoft didn’t have a full exhibit booth at CES 2013, but the company did indicate that it would be holding closed meetings with its partners and even some journalists at the Las Vegas trade show this week. As it turns out, those meetings included some hands-on time with the upcoming Surface Pro tablet which Microsoft …

Transitioning from Bpos to Office 365

All BPOS Users should be aware that within the next 1 – 6 months your company willl be transitioned to Office 365,We at Apache have recently been transitioned and believe that Microsoft has really streamlined the process, Generally Microsoft will perform the transition over a weekend to avoid downtime to the business,